Recent Publications & Presentations

Recent Publications & Presentations

Florida Tech Construction Management Program 

2015

Bleakley, A.M., P. J. Cosentino., B. Othman, “Improving Strength and Creep of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Base Course Blends with Combinations of Chemical Stabilizers.” TRB conference proceedings, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2015.

Roberto Venegas, Sarada Kuravi, Krishna Kota, Troy Nguyen, Mary McCay,“Review of Geothermal and Solar Thermal Power Plants and a Comparative Design Analysis”, ASME 2015 Power & Energy Conference, San Diego CA, June 2015.

Troy Nguyen, Nick Miller, Aldo Fabregas, Ismael Cremer, “A Framework for the Development of Technical Requirements for Renewable Energy Systems at a Small Scale Airport”, ASME 2015 Power & Energy Conference, San Diego CA, June 2015.

Troy Nguyen, Omar Galil,“A Recommended Approach to Improve the Utilization of Local Workforce in the Middle East Megaprojects”, Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), March 3 – 5, 2015

2014

Bleakley, A.M., P. J. Cosentino, E.H. Kalajian, M.J. Patel. Strength and Creep Characteristics of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement-Sand Blend Backfill in Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls. In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2462, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2013, pp. 18-27.

Cosentino, P. J., A. M. Bleakley, A.T. Armstrong, A.M. Sajjadi, T.J. Misilo. Ground Tire Rubber as a Stabilizer for Subgrade Soils. Publication FL/DOT/BDK81 977-03, Florida Department of Transportation, 2014.

Troy Nguyen, “Integration of Compressed Air Energy Storage with Wind Turbine to Provide Energy Source for Combustion Turbine Generator”, accepted for publication at the IEEE Power & Energy Society ISGT Europe 2014, October 2014.

Kimberly Lineberger, Jennifer Levitt, David J. Smith, Troy Van Nguyen, Adrian M. Peter, “A Systems Engineering Approach to Quantitative Comparison of Molecular Instruments for Use on the International Space Station”, Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2014), Redondo Beach, California, March 2014.

Paul Rogers, Troy Nguyen, “Human Factors Consideration in Digital Control Design for Safety Critical Systems – A Case Study in Alarm Management Strategy for Commercial Nuclear Power Plant’, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Technical Journal (ESTJ), Summer Issue, June, 2014.

2013

Bleakley, A.M., P. J. Cosentino. Improving Properties of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement for Roadway Base Applications through Blending and Chemical Stabilization. In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2335, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2013, pp. 20 - 28.

Cosentino, P.J., Bleakley, A.M., Sajjadi, A.M., Petersen, A.J., Evaluating Laboratory Compaction Techniques of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement. In Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2335, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2013, pp. 89 – 98.

David Keene, Troy Nguyen, “Cryptographic Key Management Strategies for Diverse and Safety-Critical Strategic Systems”, Northrop Grumman SEAG 2013 Symposium, Redondo Beach CA, March 2013.

Troy Nguyen, Subha Shettigar, “Application of System of Systems Engineering Methodologies to the Development of Military Ship Systems, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Technical Journal (ESTJ), Fall Issue, October 2013.

Troy Nguyen, Joseph Maurio, “An Approach for Machinery Health Diagnostics with an Application to Rod Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants”, manuscript in preparation, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Technical Journal (ESTJ), Summer Issue, April 30-May 1, 2013.

Troy Nguyen, Melinda Thielbar, “Advanced Control Strategies for Next Generation Navy Shipboard Integrated Power Systems”, ASNE 2013 Intelligent Ships Symposium, Philadelphia PA, May 2013.

Troy Nguyen, “Emergence of New Regulatory Technical Requirements and Review Standards for Small Modular Reactor I&C Systems”, presented at the IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee 2013 Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 2013.

Troy Nguyen, Edward Moeckl, Daniel Hackney, “Open Architecture Database Driven Design for Large Scale Distributed Ship Machinery Control Systems”, ASNE Day 2013, Arlington VA, February 2013.

2012

Cosentino, P. J., E. H. Kalajian, A. M. Bleakley, B. S. Diouf, T.J. Misilo, A. J. Petersen, R. E. Krajcik, A. M. Saajjadi. Improving the Properties of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement for Roadway Base Applications. Publication FL/DOT/BDK81 977-02, Florida Department of Transportation, 2012.

Troy Nguyen, Invited Speaker, “Key Design Challenges in the Next Generation Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Systems for Small Modular Reactor Nuclear Power Plants”, NPIC&HMIT, Winter Meeting, San Diego, November 2012.

Troy Nguyen, Benjamin Rogers, “Current State of Technology of Fault Tolerant Control Systems and Their Application to Critical Processes”, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Technical Journal (ESTJ), Fall Issue, November 2012.

Troy Nguyen, Ken Leidy, David Keene, and Brian Arnholt, “Key Design Challenges in the Next Generation Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Systems for Small Modular Reactor Nuclear Power Plants”, NPIC&HMIT, Summer Meeting, San Diego CA, July 2012.

Troy Nguyen, Chaz Fisher, Charlie McCarthy, and Jeff Burns, “Addressing the Nation’s Increasing Need for Electrical Power: Operation and Control of an Advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Nuclear Power Plant”, Electronic Systems Technical Journal (ESTJ), Northrop Grumman, Winter Issue, April 2012.

Justin Morse, Donald Simon, and Troy Nguyen, “A Case for Power Management of Ship Power Systems: Improving Operational Efficiency while Maintaining Survivability and Operational Performance”, ASNE Day 2012, Arlington, VA, February 2012.